Theater for the New City to Host Reading of DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Theater for the New City to Host Reading of DOCTOR FAUSTUS

On Friday, March 22, Theater for the New City will present a special 90-minute, acoustic-punk reading of Christopher Marlowe's classic "Doctor Faustus" script, directed by Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado. The reading follows the 8:00 PM production of "Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye" by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre.

Crystal Field, Artistic Director of Theater for the New City, will read Faust. The Czech/British/U.S. cast includes: Jonathan Slaff, Briana Bartenieff, Emily Pezzella, Robert (Moe) Maloney, Elizabeth Ruf Maldonado, Matt Roper, Vit Horejs, Bonnie Stein, Kerry Milliron, Michelle Beshaw, Deborah Beshaw-Farrell and Ben Watts. Soundscape is by Karl Bateman.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted. The reading will start around 9:20 PM. No RSVP is required.

The reading is a special event to accompany the marionette theater production, "Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye," which is translated and directed by Vit Horejs. In it, the story of the learned Johannes Faust, who sold his soul to the devil for ultimate knowledge, is staged with age-old technical tricks of Czech puppetry, including fire and thunder, hellish gargoyles and underwater creatures.

The producers thought it would be fun to also give a nod to Marlowe's version, and that's how this reading got dreamed up.

Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Ave., at E. 10th Street. For more Info, call 212-254-1109 or go to


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